A Coaching Approach to Business Development Conversations

(This post was originally published on the International Coaching Federation’s blog, October 23, 2015) While we have talked about a Coaching Approach to doing Business Development (or relationship building without attachment, as I choose to think about it), we haven’t gotten to the specifics of what to say in these daunting conversations. How do you talk to your potential clients? How do …

A Coaching Approach for an Effective System for Client Management

(This post was originally published on the International Coaching Federation’s blog, September 24, 2015) When thinking about building a coaching business, I’m all about the ease…. Anything you can do to make things easier for you and more convenient for your clients is a bonus! One of the best things you can do as an entrepreneurial coach is to implement effective systems. …

Strategic self care for September (and the rest of the year!)

This post is contributed by Laura Mack. Every year, when the calendar all too quickly flips to September, there is an overall quickening that comes with it. The lazy days of summer (hope you had a memorable, relaxing and rejuvenating one) are over, transitioning us into that ‘back to school’ mentality and energy. If you’re a coach or facilitator, you’re …

A Coaching Approach to Effective Coaching Proposals

(This post was originally published on the International Coaching Federation’s blog, August 24, 2015) As a Mentor Coach, I am always asking myself, how can I support other coaches to model ICF’s 11 Core Competencies even more effectively? The first two core competencies focus on “Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards”, and “Establishing the Coaching Agreement”. An important question arises when …

Change your Viewpoint, Change your Beliefs

This post is contributed by Angela Johnston. A few years ago I began, what I call, my authentic journey. I started to question everything in my life and for good reason. I looked at my life and realized that everything I believed to be true was perhaps based on a false sense of reality. When I was young I believed …

A Coaching Approach to Pricing your Other Offerings

(This post was originally published on the International Coaching Federation’s blog, July 24, 2015) Wow – there is a lot of interest around pricing. We had 13 coaches from around the world sign up for Tea with Tana, a live, interactive conversation about Part One (a Coaching Approach to Pricing your 1:1 Coaching Programs) of this 2-part post on Pricing and four requests …

A Coaching Approach to Pricing your 1:1 Coaching

(This post was originally published on the International Coaching Federation’s blog, June 25, 2015) Pricing is such an important topic, this will be a 2-part blog post. In this one I will cover pricing for your 1:1 coaching clients, and next month I’ll talk about pricing for your other offerings. (I’ll encourage you to consider offering other programs in order to …

Happiness Tips Without Tools are Simply Annoying

This post is contributed by Diana Reyers Spoiler Alert: Tips Without Tools are Simply Annoying Most of us have been programmed to be strong and to take that strength to new depths every day in order to create the perfect and ultimate “happy” life. We are continuously bombarded with a social surge of optimism through social media, television, and the …